Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida

Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida took place on Thursday, January 19, at the Biscayne Bay waterfront Kovens Conference Center. Real estate owners, developers and investors throughout the Sunshine State attended this one-of-a-kind forum, which celebrates the leading women of real estate and offers networking, idea sharing and insightful discussions about leadership, management, mentorship and deal making.

This year’s forum featured a must-attend keynote from Avra Jain, Founder of Vagabond Group, in conversation with Pam Liebman, President of Corcoran Group, and 30 other leading women from north and south Florida who shared their expertise on the state of commercial and investment real estate across the Sunshine State. 

Raising the Bar Panel



Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.
Where Concrete Meets Marble panel
Attendees enjoying breakfast hosted by
Keynote Speaker, Avra Jain with Pamela Liebman
Panelist engaging

 Takeaways From This Year’s Forum

Met and networked with some of the most prominent women in real estate.

Learned from women who are changing the literal and metaphorical landscape of the real estate industry.


Heard from leading women as they discuss challenges they have faced and overcome.

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Built key career and business development strategies specific to real estate.

2017 Keynote Fireside Chat

Avra Jain

Avra Jain
Vagabond Group

Pam Liebman

Pamela Liebman
President & CEO
The Corcoran Group

2017 Speakers

Maile Aguila

Maile Aguila
SVP & Director – Sales
Swire Properties

Janet Bravo

Janet Bravo
Director – Asset Management
The Estate Companies

Cindy Blumenfeld

Cindy Blumenfeld
Sales Director
Engineered Tax Services

Carla Corbo

Carla Corbo
International Sales Manager – Southeast Division

Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz

Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz
Holland & Knight

Hana Eskra

Hana Eskra
Florida Market President
Gorman & Company

Gilda Fernandez

Gilda Fernandez
HTG Management

Allison Greenfield

Allison Greenfield
Lionheart Capital

Heather Hetherington

Heather Hetherington
Marketing & Business Development

Arden Karson

Arden Karson
Senior Managing Director

Susan LaFleur

Susan LaFleur
Senior Associate & Director of Interiors

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee
Development Director – South Florida

Amy McCook

Amy McCook
VP – Development
Equinox Development Properties

Betsy McCoy

Betsy McCoy
General Counsel & VP
Related Group

Cassie Resnick

Cassie Resnick
VP – Acquisitions & Asset Management

Mast Capital

Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero
VP – Development
Mill Creek Residential Trust

Barbara Salk

Barbara Salk
President & COO
Newgard Group

Nicole Shiman

Nicole Shiman
VP – Investments

Susan Traino

Susan Traino
TMS Associates

Patricia Werhahn

Patricia Werhahn
Chief Executive Officer
RedSteel Properties

Agenda at a Glance

Attendees networking

Where Concrete Meets Marble: A Look at Florida Development
Raising the Bar: Design and Innovation in Florida Real Estate
Writing the Checks: Financing and Investment
Groundbreakers: Leading Women Shaking Up the Real Estate Industry
Afternoon Keynote: Avra Jain of Vagabond Group

2017 Sponsors

The following organizations supported the Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida:



The following organizations participated in the Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida:
  • Alliance Residential
  • Asset Preservation
  • Attorneys’ Title Fund Services
  • Bainbridge
  • Baker Donelson
  • BankUnited
  • BC Architects AIA
  • Berkadia
  • Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants
  • Bozzuto Management Company
  • Broad & Cassel
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • Centennial Bank
  • CGI Merchant Group
  • Citylift
  • Coastal Construction
  • Cost Segregation Services
  • D Group Management NA
  • DPZ Partners
  • Engineered Tax Services
  • Equinox Development Properties
  • First American National Commercial Services
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Flagler Global Logistics
  • Florida East Coast Industries
  • Forum Architecture & Interior Design
  • GIT Floridia Title Services
  • Glocap
  • Gorman & Company
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Gunster
  • Holland & Knight
  • HTG Management
  • ID&Design International
  • JLL
  • Kastle Systems
  • Kayo
  • Kimco Realty
  • Kimley-Horn
  • KW Property Management & Consulting
  • L & H Land
  • Lam Properties
  • LeaseHawk
  • Lewis, Longman & Walker
  • Lionheart Capital
  • LMS Consulting
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Mast Capital
  • MBAF
  • Mercantil Commercebank NA
  • Merritt Engineering Consulting
  • Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra
  • Moss & Associates
  • Newgard Group
  • Oakland Park
  • PAJ Investment Group
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • RedSteel Properties
  • RKW Residential
  • RMA
  • Rose Relations
  • Seacoast Bank
  • Siemens
  • Stantec
  • Stiles Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Swire Properties
  • Tecela
  • The Allen Morris Company
  • The Corcoran Group
  • The Estate Companies
  • The Martin Architectural Group
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Vagabond Group
  • Valet Waste
  • Verdex Construction
  • Walker & Dunlop

Venue Details

Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida
Thursday, January 19, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Kovens Conference Center
North Miami

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